I-League 2017: Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen "ashamed" with team's performance as a coach
What's the story?
Mohun Bagan faltered once again in their I-League clash and settled for a 1-1 draw at their home ground against Indian Arrows in front of more than 14,000 supporters. Indian Arrows played the most part of the second half with 10 men after Amarjeet Singh was shown the red. Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen feels that their form in the past few matches was shameful.
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Mohun Bagan started their I-League campaign on a positive note and even won the Kolkata derby but things went downhill for them from there on. The match against Churchill Brothers at the Barasat Stadium was the turning point as five players got injured in that match including striker Dipanda Dicka and Haitian Sony Norde. Since then, they never got their best XI on the pitch and lost vital points regularly.
The heart of the matter
Sanjoy Sen was not happy with his team’s performance and expressed his disappointment saying that their mistakes during the match were unforgivable.
“We cannot blame the supporters for their anger because they have travelled long distances to see their favourite team perform. We have created a lot of chances in this match and the previous match also but failed to convert them,” added Sen.
During the post-match conference, Sanjoy Sen said, “There was only one lapse in our defence, the counter-attack through which the goal was scored. This draw was needless, this is shameful than a loss. I am shameful as a coach.”
This was the first I-League match at the Mohun Bagan ground and their performance was disappointing. The ‘Mariners’ are scheduled to play Chennai City in their next tie at the same venue on January 2. Sanjoy Sen and company will try to bounce back in the next match and secure full points.
Mohun Bagan played scrappy football against the Indian Arrows and the absence of winger Sony Norde was clearly visible. The Indian players need to shoulder more responsibility in the upcoming matches if they want to remain alive in the race for the I-League.